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Free Hearts and Free Homes: Gender and American Antislavery Politics (Gender & American Culture)

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By exploring the intersection of gender and politics in the antebellum North, Michael Pierson examines how antislavery political parties capitalized on the emerging family practices and ideologies that accompanied the market revolution.

From the birth of the Liberty party in 1840 through the election of Republican Abraham Lincoln in 1860, antislavery parties celebrated the social practices of modernizing northern families. In an era of social transformations, they attacked their Democratic foes as defenders of an older, less egalitarian patriarchal world. In ways rarely before seen in American politics, Pierson says, antebellum voters could choose between parties that articulated different visions of proper family life and gender roles.

By exploring the ways John and Jessie Benton Fr„mont and Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln were presented to voters as prospective First Families, and by examining the writings of Harriet Beecher Stowe, Lydia Maria Child, and other antislavery women, Free Hearts and Free Homes rediscovers how crucial gender ideologies were to American politics on the eve of the Civil War.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807827826
Subtitle:
Gender and American Antislavery Politics
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Author:
Pierson, Michael D.
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
Political Parties
Subject:
Sex role
Subject:
Political Process - Political Parties
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Subject:
Liberty Party; Free Soil Party; Republican Party; market revolution; Senator Charles Sumner; antislavery parties; Abraham Lincoln; Harriet Beecher Stowe; Lydia Maria Child; John and Jessie Benton Fremont; Mary Todd Lincoln
Subject:
Antislavery movements -- United States.
Subject:
Political culture -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Liberty Party
Subject:
Free Soil Party
Subject:
Republican Party
Subject:
market revolution
Subject:
Senator Charles Sumner
Subject:
antislavery parties
Subject:
Abraham Lincoln
Subject:
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Subject:
Lydia Maria Child
Subject:
John and Jessie Benton Fremont
Subject:
Mary Todd Lincoln
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Subject:
ly
Subject:
dia Maria Child
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Gender and American Culture
Publication Date:
20030630
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.38 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Gender Studies » General
History and Social Science » Military » Civil War » General
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » US History » 1800 to Civil War
History and Social Science » US History » Travelers to Antebellum America

Free Hearts and Free Homes: Gender and American Antislavery Politics (Gender & American Culture)
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